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RE: compatibility

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 08:38:04 -0400
Message-ID: <37925254B67DD311876C009027B0FF92027FC413@cbscolex01.cbsinc.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>there is so much rong with this logic that it scares me.

There logic is sound because WaSP is more focused on standards than
accessibility.  You can't build a house without a foundation, and developing
to standards lays the groundwork for accessibility.

>This though is changing and the world needs
>to wake up.  Actually, much of the world has woken up, it is 
>the us that needs to wake up and also the web standards project it seems.

WaSP is the lone, organized voice of sanity in the web design culture in the
United States.  Their mission is to promote standards, and they treat
accessibility as a positive side-effect of developing to the standards.  I
agree that the U.S. needs to wake up.  There is plenty of legislation on the
books, but people are mostly uneducated about the guidelines.  Plus, most
designers see these guidelines as intrusive to their creativity, which is
another problem.

Randal
Received on Tuesday, 16 July 2002 08:35:28 GMT

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